(c) Csanyi Krisztina

The Hungarian acacia or ‘black locust’ came over the Atlantic to Hungary 300 years ago. Nowadays, it serves Hungarians, as the basis for honey and brandy, is a source of revenue and a symbol of national pride. When the EU introduced its regulations against invasive alien species in 2014, Viktor Orbán used it for his anti-Brussels campaign: “We send this message to Brussels! We will protect the country of Hungary, independent pálinka distillation, honey and the acacia!” As gardeners of a new myth, Kelemen and Pálinkás use satirical documentary theatre for activism in political happenings that redefine the acacia as a national symbol for an open society – so that all, who put down roots in Hungarian soil, can become Hungarians!

Duration: 70 min.
Language: In Hungarian with German and English surtitles
7.9. combined ticket “Mund-Stück” + “Hungarian Acacia”

And afterwards (10 p.m.): “Unfuck my Future”-Party at Robert Johnson. In the context of Riviera Festivals für Pop- und Clubkultur / Offenbach